A future full of robots
A future where robots are as common as cars – and cheaper – is on the way. This is according to Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, named one of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today, who has devote...
Would Chobits be the best future robots for us?
The best example of the future world that Ishiguro is describing was shown over a decade ago in the Anime/Manga Chobits, showing a world where humanoid androids were the norm, and had replaced the need for computers. As he mentions in the article, this concept is quite different from our western culture's view that such machines are dangerous. Plus one of the great pitfalls to overcome will be the uncanny valley that may persist as we strive for more human looking robots.